Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities
Notre Dame de Namur University expects high standards of honesty and integrity from all members of the community. The University is committed to creating an environment which facilitates the spiritual, academic, and personal development of its members. The University, therefore, has a duty to protect its educational purpose through the setting of standards of scholarship and conduct. To this end, each student is responsible for reading and complying with the "Code of Student Conduct" found in the Student Handbook (Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities).
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the following information may be released without student consent:
- Student's name;
- Address (campus, local, and/or permanent);
- Telephone numbers;
- Date and place of birth;
- Major field of study and classification;
- Dates of attendance, degrees, and honors received;
- Most recent previous educational institution attended;
- Weight and height of members of intercollegiate athletic teams.
No additional information may be released without written consent of the student. Third parties, including parents and legal guardians, do not have access to a student's transcripts, grades, class schedules, or other records without a Third Party Authorization consent from the student. A student may prohibit the release of all information by submitting a written request to the Registrar's Office. Exceptions to release of information without consent:
- University officials who have a legitimate educational interest in a student's records;
- Officials of other universities who have a legitimate educational interest in a student's records; Universities in which a student seeks to enroll;
- Certain government officials acting in their legitimate functions;
- Those persons and agencies seeking records in connection with a student's application for or receipt of financial aid;
- Authorities acting in compliance with a judicial order or pursuant to any lawfully issued subpoena;
- Accrediting agencies;
- Certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General, and state and local educational authorities, in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs;
- In an emergency, appropriate persons if knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons.
Under FERPA students have the right to:
- Inspect and review information contained in their education records;
- Challenge the contents of their education records;
- Request a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory;
- Submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the education record, if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory;
- Secure a copy of the institutional policy regarding privacy rights;
- File complaints with the Department of Education concerning alleged failure to comply with FERPA.
For further information, contact the Registrar's Office.
Student Academic Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of each student to:
- Know and comply with the policies and procedures, deadlines, and graduation requirements found within this Catalog;
- Monitor his/her own progress in individual courses and toward completion of the graduation requirements;
- Obtain correct information regarding academic programs and requirements;
- Know and comply with the contents of the Student Handbook (Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities), which is incorporated by reference into this Catalog.
Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty and as such, a serious academic offense. For clarification and elaboration on the subject, see Code of Student Conduct in the Student Handbook
Students seeking to redress an action by a member of the faculty, administration, or staff of the University should consult the Student Handbook (Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities) for detailed policies and procedures.
Notre Dame de Namur University I.D. cards are required of all students and are issued free of charge at the time of registration from the Public Safety Office at St. Mary's 111.